2017 Festivals and Events

The Settlement's annual family-friendly activities are designed to teach today's generation about the lives and lifestyles of past generations. (All times are Central.)

February 2017

Sweethearts Soiree
Get in the mood for Valentine's Day during this evening of live entertainment and a variety of homemade desserts, from cakes and pies to tarts and cookies.
First Saturday
February 4, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Sacred Harp Singing
Old style singing A Cappella from shape notes with dinner on the grounds.
Third Saturday
February 18, 2017
Starts at 9:30 a.m.

March 2017

Rummage Sale
The area's largest multiday rummage sale, which always packs the Settlement's Frink Gymnasium with items ranging from electronics and kitchen wares to clothing, linen, furniture and more.
First Saturday, then Tuesday, & Thursday thru Saturday
March 4, 7, 9-11, 2017
7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day

April 2017

Panhandle Folk Life Days
The Settlement's annual spring festival, featuring demonstrations of various aspects of the lives of Florida's pioneers.
Friday & Saturday
April 21-22, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Custom Knife Show & Sale
With one-of-a-kind custom knives.
Fourth Saturday
April 22, 2017
8 a.m. - noon

May 2017

Quilt Show
Now is the time to show off your treasured quilts. Please RSVP.
First Saturday
May 6, 2017
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Bat Night
Watch a colony of bats depart
for their nightly flight.

Second Friday
May 12, 2017
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Pioneer Classes

For information on educational pioneer classes which are scheduled throughout the year, please visit Pioneer Classes at the Settlement.

August 2017

Ice Cream Social
Homemade ice cream and live entertainment!
Second Friday
August 11, 2017
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

September 2017

Archaeology Day
A fun-filled day of exploration with historical and educational displays, Indian & rock artifacts, and more.
Second Saturday
September 9, 2017
Noon to 4 p.m.

Peanut Boil
FREE boiled peanuts and
live entertainment!

Fourth Saturday
September 23, 2017
5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

October 2017

Pioneer Day
The Settlement's annual fall festival, featuring vendors, food, music and demonstrations of cooking and other aspects of pioneer life. Held in conjunction with the Blountstown Rotary Club's annual Goat Day.
Third Saturday
October 21, 2017
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

November 2017

Craft Fair
All kinds of handmade crafts - pottery, leather works, iron works, wood works, soap making, soapstone carving, shell carving, needlepoint, quilting, candle making, Native American, basket weaving, jewelry makers, crochet, glass, knives, and so much more.
Second Saturday
November 11, 2017
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Antique Tool Show & Sale
Vendors please RSVP.
Saturday before Thanksgiving
November 18, 2017
7:30 a.m. to noon

Sugar Cane Syrup-Making Day
A delicious demonstration of the pioneer way of making syrup - served with a country breakfast. Syrup making DVD will be available for purchase.
Saturday after Thanksgiving
November 25, 2017
Starts at 8:00 a.m.

December 2017

Christmas Celebration
Following the Blountstown Christmas Parade.
First Saturday
December 2, 2017